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Tools to Monitor and Manage Kids’ Online Lives

Tools to Monitor and Manage Kids' Online Lives

With the growing reach of the internet and our connected lives, monitoring and guiding this generation of kids has become increasingly difficult. No matter what your opinion is on parenting – from free-range to helicopter – some guidance is required to get kids on the right path while online. Though I would love to recommend a single tool to do

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Multi Factor Authentication: What is it and why you should use it

Multi Factor Authentication: What is it and why you should use it

It may sound complicated but Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) is not only simple, it is becoming necessary in an increasingly digital world. What is it? To log in to to any digital platform, you are required to provide something to identify yourself as the owner of the account. Usually this consists of a unique identifier such as a username (or email

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Internet Trolls – How To Report A Cyberbully

Internet Trolls - How To Report A Cyberbully

It’s all fun and games online until you run in to a jerk, or in internet slang, a troll. Trolls are people who put up abusive or inflammatory posts with the intention of upsetting others or starting arguments. We can also expand the definition to include people that impersonate someone else online or post inappropriate content. Though the term “troll”

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The Apps Teens Use: How to start a dialogue

The Apps Teens Use: How to start a dialogue

There is a lot of advice out there about how parents should handle their kids’ online lives. I have read articles advocating that parents should have every password for every one of their kid’s apps and check them often. I have seen people who advocate a completely hands-off approach. My philosophy lies in the middle: allow kids to develop independent lives but ensure we are

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Signing In Using Social Media Logins

Signing In Using Social Media Logins

 If you are like me, you have more online accounts and passwords than you can possibly remember. Every website seems to require a login. When you find yourself needing to sign up for the 59th time, it can be quite exhilarating to be offered the ability to sign on using Facebook, LinkedIn or another network you already have. This seems perfect!

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5 Social Media Trends for 2015

5 Social Media Trends for 2015

Time for everyone to weigh in on trends for the year. If there is one thing I have learned in this business, it’s that predicting the internet is like predicting the weather: You can use as many resources as you want to but you can only glimpse a fraction of the future, and once in a while you get hit by a

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7 Reasons to Love Social Media

7 Reasons to Love Social Media

Binary Tattoo’s message has always been to educate people about the technology they are using so that they can enjoy it while understanding the pitfalls and risks. As such, I find I tend to focus a lot on the negatives and why social media can be dangerous. This time I wanted to extol all the virtues of social media. I

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Get SoLoMo – Social Local Mobile

Get SoLoMo - Social Local Mobile

What is SoLoMo? It is a term given to new networks and applications that are social (allow people to interact), local (applicable to a specific city or within a certain distance from where you are) and mobile (connects with your device). So, why are they so popular? The opportunities are huge. Here are just a few uses: Locally based businesses

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Spring Clean Your Privacy Settings and Social Accounts

Spring Clean Your Privacy Settings and Social Accounts

*Updated 2017* At least once a year you should take time to review your accounts and their respective privacy settings. Below is the list of all the important account links you need – If you don’t use them today, you may want to bookmark this page for later. Start with your 3 step plan for spring maintenance: Step 1: List all of your

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Fakebook, Instasham and Outwitter

Fakebook, Instasham and Outwitter

I love to keep up with my friends, the news and local happenings on my social networks. But sometimes, it feels like I am missing out: everyone else is on holidays, they are always out having a blast, and their kids are simply perfect. On a good day, it is easy to see those posts and be happy for everyone.

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